Godfry Shivolo – Public Management, Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Godfry Shivolo is a Public Prosecutor in the Office of the Prosecutor General of Namibia.  He has previously worked as a Candidate Legal Practitioner at Clement Daniels Attorneys.  Godfry holds a Baccalaureus Juris (BJuris) Degree in Law as well as an Honours Degree in Law (LLB) both from the University of Namibia.  Godfry is also a member of the Wildlife Crimes Unit aimed at combating the escalating wildlife crimes in Namibia and ensuring their effective prosecution.  He was recently part of the Prosecutors and Law Enforcement Officials who drafted a Rapid Reference Guide for Prosecutors and Investigators that will be used in the investigation and prosecution of wildlife and forest crimes in Namibia.

In 2012 he was part of the Namibia National Students Organisation (NANSO) student leadership at the University of Namibia.  In 2015, as part of his legal aid and final year studies, he was part of a pseudo firm called Plato that revised the Children’s Constitution aimed at educating Children on their constitutional rights and freedoms by creating a Board game and translating it into three indigenous languages, namely Afrikaans, Rukwangali, and Oshiwambo.  He has a passion for law and public justice, which inspired him to pursue a career in law.  He is also passionate about Africa and would like to create platforms that would rejuvenate the hope and aspirations of the African Youth.

Godfry believes in the validity of every African dream and that anything is achievable in Africa.  For this to happen, he says African youth need to aspire beyond the ordinary.  He believes that Africa thirsts for generations of youth that are not narrowed by their pasts and the negative stigmas that have been attached to Africa.  In his opinion, the vast outcry against the violent crimes targeting women and children in Namibia has for long brought forth a sense of helplessness in the Namibian women and children.  He believes it is unawareness of human rights coupled with beliefs of male dominance and female subordination that are deeply rooted in African traditions that are contributing to the ever-increasing violence against women and children in Namibia.

Upon his return to Namibia, he plans to establish a program that will be aimed at educating children and uneducated members of the society of their fundamental rights and freedoms as enshrined in the Namibian Constitution.